First I just wanted to pass this along for those interested in the topic and subject material.
I have exchanged emails with Mr Stanton and our correspondence is based on a common interest association.
That being said, his back ground is very credible and I highly recommended, any one not familiar with his work, but interested in the subject matter,
will be impressed, at least I was.
Military, political and economic leaders/thinkers in the USA often compare themselves, and their citizenry, to a US contact football team that is
engaged in a struggle on the global gridiron. But unlike their QB/MLB counterparts on a team, America’s leaders/thinkers do not have a fully
functional strategic/operational playbook (national strategy). They lack endurance to play for four quarters (finish the mission, stay on target);
have too many head coaches (defense contractors, foreign influence; e.g.—Israel, Saudi Arabia, China); and can’t get the many units that make up a
team to work together (interagency, cross-service effectiveness).
I have seen the above first hand, I know the COIN SOP's and TTP's, my unit wrote the new book so to say while deployed for my units mission. These
people up above in charge are ignorant of the reality on the ground, having seen it myself, I know how jacked up it is for separate units and military
elements to work together, with out pre planning.
Units refused to even conduct RIP "relief in place" and get our briefs for the AO, they were blind coming into our AO to take over and didn't even
want to know what we knew from being there for a year. It was their first mistake, because they lost people the first 3 days they arrived, should have
listened to us...
So, unless our government is going to let people who know what their doing take charge, they need to redress their thinking.
The greedy individuals of our government have highjacked our DoD, and are using it for their own personal gains, with out regard to those whom the
costs are paid by...our soldiers who will be remembered on Memorial Day.
The covenant that Americans had between their Constitution and the public servants entrusted to protect it has been broken. They realize the
country is not theirs.
COIN Blade .doc
Let it be known, those who knew, tried...
edit on 27-5-2011 by ADVISOR because: I need the practice